News: Diddy Boards "Last Train" Toward Album Release, "The Studio Is On Fire"

Thursday, Sep 2, 2010 12:50PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has announced that he is nearing the end of his long-awaited and delayed Last Train to Paris album.

Writing via Twitter, Diddy also said he was locked in the studio with hitmaker/singer Mario Winans.

"In the studio REALLY finishing up the album with my brother @Mario_Winans - one of the best producers of all time- BELEE DAT!," he tweeted yesterday (September 1).
"YOU CANT MAKE THIS SH*T UP!!"
"THE STUDIO IS ON FIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!!!!!!!"
"yall aint ready for this!!!" (Diddy's Twitter)

Originally planned to come out in 2009, the album was recently delayed through late September.

'Hello Good Morning' couldn't help either. Diddy announced on Scott Mills BBC show that the album will now arrive on September 20th. If you remember, the album was originally planned to release last September. (Hip Hop N More)

This summer, Diddy's "Hello, Good Morning" co-writer Rico Love said the LP would be a classic.

"If he comes out and the record is not good, then y'all are gonna trash him but with the fact that he went in and he said 'I'm gonna take my time until I'm happy with what I'm delivering to the people,' I really take my hat off to Puff, I take my hat off to the whole Dirty Money crew -- it's tough for an artist to deal with that type of pressure," Love said in an interview. "I think it's gonna be one of the best albums to come out, and I'm really gonna say this, it's gonna be one of the best albums to come out in the past five, six years. It's gonna be mentioned with 808's & Heartbreak and College Dropout, Blueprint III, like those types of albums I really feel like, 'Dangerously in Love,' I think that Last Train to Paris album has the possibility to be that big." (Rap-Up TV)

Last July, FUSE TV "On The Record" host Toure told SOHH about what he learned from Diddy in regard to his delayed album.

"I talked to Puff like five years ago and we kinda had a contentious situation so I didn't know how things were gonna go when he sat down for FUSE," Toure told SOHH. "We talked in LA and we had a really great time and had a really great rapport. One of the things he talked about that kind of surprised me and I didn't even fully understand is when he told me, this [Last Train to Paris] is probably going to be the last album that he's going to sell. And I was like, 'So what does that mean, you're going to be giving them away for free from now on?' That's a record industry model that people are talking about, giving away the albums for free and taking up on merchandise and tours. He didn't say yes to that but then he said he doesn't expect to sell his future albums, so I'm trying to figure out what he's saying. So you watch the interview and see what he's really meaning at that point and I think that's a very important and interesting issue." (SOHH)

A confirmed release date for Last Train to Paris hasn't been determined.

Check out Diddy talking about his upcoming album down below:

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